Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"As sencha teas go, this particular offering has a very mild vegetal flavor. I couldn't really pinpoint the contributions of the many other ingredients, but I did appreciate a general flowery nature and noted that the tea was just a hint sweeter than your normal sencha. "|
Persistence of Memory is my first exposure to Hari Tea. It seems that many of their teas are formulated for purportedly mental, spiritual, inspirational, or physical needs. I'm not sure I by in entirely into all of that type of marketing, as I do believe that many herbal ingredients are beneficial but I question how effective a cup of tea can be in say, improving memory, as it seems that today's featured tea is suggested to do. The tea is packaged in what I believe is a cotton or nylon mesh bag. The tea bag is narrower than your average tea bag and the bag is about two thirds full with leaves, although with the bag being opaque, I could not see the leaves within. During infusion, the leaves did completely fill the tea bag, and it seemed like they were a bit cramped. After I was done brewing the tea, I later opened up the tea bag and saw that the green tea inside was mostly large broken bits. Sure, it wasn't whole leaf tea, but it was a far stretch from the dust and fannings found in inferior quality tea bags. I searched around the Hari Tea website a bit more and finally stumbled upon the ingredients list, which I was expecting to read simply Sencha Tea and Ginkgo, since that is the name of the tea. But in addition to the obvious two ingredients, this tea also features linden flowers, lemon grass, elderflower, rose petals, turmeric root, and black pepper. This is quite the collection of ingredients, including some that I am pretty sure I have never sampled in tea before. I was excited to see what all these seemingly disparate ingredients would taste like together. This tea actually ended up being rather bland. I often think of Sencha as the most vegetal of green teas, and for that reason, it is not a green tea I drink often. However, as sencha teas go, this particular offering has a very mild vegetal flavor. I couldn't really pinpoint the contributions of the many other ingredients, but I did appreciate a general flowery nature and noted that the tea was just a hint sweeter than your normal sencha. I found this tea to be enjoyable as a hot tea, but I found the flavor to be a bit stronger and the tea to be tastier as a cold drink. I appreciated the flavor of this tea and would happily drink it again, although I would drink it purely for its flavor and not for any purported memory improving properties it may have.
— To purchase Hari’s Treasure Persistence of Memory, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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